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Electronic Engineering Technician- Department of Computer Science

Computer Science

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £22,254 to £24,174 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 06 July 2022
Reference:  EHA2035-0622

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an Electronic Engineering Technician to join the Department of Computer Science here at Edge Hill University. You will work as a key member of the Team by providing a proactive technical support service for the Department and specifically its engineering provision to maintain excellent availability of student electronic engineering laboratories, support academic staff in lab-based teaching and contribute to the development of Technology Enhanced Learning initiatives. Close working with the Department’s staff will be a key element of the role. You will be required to work flexibly. Duties and working patterns may vary according to service needs.

You will be required to provide practical technical assistance for the learning and teaching activity of the electronic engineering subject within the Computer Science Department. To maintain equipment in eletronic engineering laboratories to ensure up-to-date configuration and excellent availability. To participate as appropriate in Computer Science Department wide projects and operations. To contribute to the development and management of an effective Learning Service.

About You

As an Electronic Engineering Technician, you will have previous experience in the technical support of PC hardware and software in a networked PC environment. You will also be proficient in the use of Microsoft Operating systems, databases, word processing and spreadsheets. 

You are able to work on your own initiative without supervision and as part of a team. You have proven problem solving, organisational and prioritisation skills. You should be able to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines, whilst operating flexibly and reliably. It is essential you are able to pay attention to detail in all aspects of your work and maintain confidentiality. You will have excellent communication skills both oral and written, with demonstrable customer care skills. 


You will benefit from 22 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity. 

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. Edge Hill has also recently been awarded University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

The University has judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

 For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Professor Ray Sheriff, Associate Head of Department - Engineering at 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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